Ken Auletta weighs in with a second piece in today's newyorker.com on the firing of Jill Abramson as executive editor at The New York Times. He reports extensively on her management style, on her effort to be compensated better, and on her attempt to recruit a top digital leader without fully informing Dean Baquet, who has now succeeded her. Auletta concludes that the Times is not served well by the way she was dismissed.
The Times has had its plagiarism scandal with Jayson Blair. Now CNN has one with a news editor, Marie-Louise Gumuchian, a London bureau employee who has been dismissed after the organization determined there had been at least 50 stories and 128 examples of plagiarized work, principally from her former employer, Reuters. As it turned out, another copy editor found a passage in a story last week to be unusual, ran a Google search on the phrase, and found it elsewhere. From there, the investigation began, Erik Wemple of the Washington Post reports.
The scrapping of censorship in Myanmar isn't enduring. The government has started again its crackdown on journalists, including lawsuits and jailing, after it perceived press freedom was going too far. Reuters' Paul Mooney reports on the situation.